Phd Or Postdoc Position In Nanomaterial Science (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
June 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541 to €3,247
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PhD or Postdoc position in Nanomaterial Science (1.0 FTE)

Job description

In this PhD or Postdoc position you will use your knowledge in nanomaterials to research and identify the material properties required to enable full charging of energy-dense lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) within one minute. In its current state, energy-dense LIBs cannot be charged rapidly due to lithium ion diffusion limitations which cause unequal electronic and ionic transport rates.


As PhD or Postdoc candidate you will need a MSc or PhD degree in physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or material science. Next to this you enjoy deepening your knowledge with colloids and enthusiastically and proactively take steps in your research. Additionally, you will bring the following:

  • experience in working with colloids;
  • knowledge of physical chemistry and transport phenomena;
  • hands-on laboratory experience in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization.
  • For the PhD and postdoc position, also applications from candidates without these qualifications will be considered.In addition to the research tasks, the position includes teaching assistance in physical chemistry and transport phenomena.


  • a full time PhD position for 4 years or a full time Postdoc position for 2 years;
  • participation in the education programme of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
  • access to a network of collaborative researchers within the Debye Institute;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2,541 to €3,247 in scale P for the PhD position and €2,960 to €4,670 in scale 10 for the Postdoc position;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, professional development, (partly paid) parental leave, sports and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.For more information about the faculty, please visit working at the Faculty of Science. Are you an international applicant? Find out more about what our International Service desk does and for more info about the what and how on living in the Netherlands.

    About the organization

    Sharing science, shaping tomorrow. A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.At the Faculty of Science, there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity's most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects. Find out more about us.Utrecht University's Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science brings together six research groups from the departments of Chemistry and Physics. The central research theme is 'Nanomaterials for Sustainability', supported by three strong, interconnected research pillars: catalysis, colloids and nanophotonics.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Dr. Martin F. Haase via [email protected]. Do you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an email to [email protected].

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • your letter of motivation detailing motivation, research experience, and research interests;
  • your detailed curriculum vitae;
  • copies of your transcripts/certificates;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references
  • If this specific opportunity isn't for you, but you know someone else who may be interested, please forward the link to them.Some connections are fundamental. Be one of them.

    The application deadline is 05/06/2023

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